Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Speaking of Growth Plates...

I have a small moral challenge going on here (smirking to a degree that is really just uncomfortable looking because I'm about to bust out a big old Cheshire grin). Remember the wedding I have next month?
Remember the dress I'd picked out to wear?

I swung by on my way home last night to retrieve it and all they had left in my size was petite. Now this is not a terribly form-fitting number. It's a rather Grecian, red silk dress that fits me like I've just come back from the tailor. The issue? The dress is short and I am not.

At 5'9, it's still not indecent. I took a vote in the dressing room with a modest quorum of 2 sales ladies, 1 gay guy, 1 girl about my age and 1 straight guy and all confirmed that it was not indecent. They also confirmed that I was walking a 1/2 inch of a thin line there and that with 3 1/2 inch heels I might give someone a heart attack. Likely my mother, should she see the pictures.

I'll try on sometime this week before the tags come off but I'm leaning toward using, "I always finish my milk," as an excuse for myself, someone not really making any excuses at all.

In the meantime, I'm still adjusting back to real life from my weekend of junior high (maybe high school) misbehavior and am settling in with dinner.

Tonight? Chicken tenderloins that have been marinating in in ginger-orange teriyaki all day, half a baked sweet potato and a Sugar Shack House Salad. I love the way my hands smell when I've been cutting lemons, limes and oranges. Yum.


Shanti said...

hey love-sent you the email with the details from my personal e-mail address. soo just in case you're freaked out because you have no idea who sent you an e-mail, that's me!

Anonymous said...

I still adore that dress! I hope you get it...even if you don't wear it for the wedding :)

Susie said...

I lovee the dress too. And your mom doesn't have to see you in it, now does she??

Your dinner sounds deliciouss.I love citrus-y scents too :)

ToKissTheCook said...

Shanti- Hilarity. I'm so glad you decided to speak up after all!

FF- Oh I'm wearing it for the wedding...and I will cut a rug and be with friends and have all kinds of fun:)

Susie- I like it. Are we Coasting on your visit or shall we find a strong cocktail?

d said...



wear it.

haters be damned.

Laughing through my chardonnay said...

I love that dress! Can't get over how cute it is. A say go fo it with the heels!

Btw, I love that you post recipies, such a great idea!

ToKissTheCook said...

D- I always appreciate a guy's perspective. Not that they tend to differ much on this particular topic:)

Chard- I'm so pumped to wear it. Short, red silk cocktail dress. Delicious. Also- For something that started as a cooking blog of sorts, I should really be posting MORE recipes. Good reminder.

seeleigh said...

wear the dress! i'm 5'10" and i was totally eyeing it at banana :P May as well wear it now while you're still young :) :)


Put on five-inch heels and a smile.

You're golden.


Life is short. Your skirt should be, too.

ToKissTheCook said...

Seeleigh- Nice to hear from another Athenian Amazon. And you're right- if not now, then when? Hopefully always but one can't count on it.

Kristopher- My you're fast...betting that's not the first time you've heard it either.

Kristopher- Way to get the branding in, Boss...And I just couldn't possibly agree more!